Agriculture

Livestock Report: Dec. 1

Farmers Livestock Nov. 28 FEEDER: Cattle (938 head) Steers (271 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $158.00-172.00; 400-500 lbs., $150.00-163.00; 500-600 lbs., $149.00-159.00; 600-700 lbs., $144.00-152.00; 700-800 lbs., $118.00-130.00; 800-900 lbs., $121.00-131.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Turkeys in Virginia: fewer, fatter, pricier

Virginia's turkey industry has taken flight in the last 22 years, despite data that at first glance appear to show an industry in decline. Indeed, 200,000 fewer turkeys were produced in the state for slaughter in 2107 than in 2016. And the number of turkeys produced annually has been ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Nov. 11 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1: 400-499 lbs., $160.00-170.00; 500-599 lbs., $142.00-151.00; 600-699 lbs., $135.00-138.00. L&M 2: 500-599 lbs., $136.00-145.00; 1000+ lbs., $118.00-125.00. L&M 3: 600-699 lbs., $119.00-130.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Nov. 4 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1: 200-299 lbs., $165.00-169.00; 300-399 lbs., $160.00-163.00; 400-499 lbs., $137.00-169.00; 500-599 lbs., $130.00-155.50; 600-699 lbs., $135.00-155.50; 1000+ lbs., $117.00-120.00. L&M 2: 300-399 lbs., $165.00-169.00; 400-499 ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Oct. 28 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $158.00-165.00; 400-499 lbs., $136.50-166.00; 500-599 lbs., $138.00-155.00; 600-699 lbs., $139.00-145.00; 700-799 lbs., $135.00-138.50; 800-899 lbs., $135.00; 1000+ lbs., $113.00. L&M 2, 300-399 lbs., ...

Think local when planning Thanksgiving dinner

WINCHESTER – When Thom Morra of Bethlehem Farm in Winchester founded his free-range farm, he had a clear vision in mind. “We started this farm for two reasons,” Morra said. “One, to eat the cleanest food possible to impact our health and well-being in a positive way. And, two: to ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 24 FEEDER: Cattle (1240 head) Steers (282 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $153.00-180.00 (mostly $153.00-170.00); 400-500 lbs., $142.50-163.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-153.00; 600-700 lbs., $131.00-142.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-139.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Oct. 14 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1: 300-399 lbs., $159.50-176.00; 400-499 lbs., $124.00-159.50; 500-599 lbs., $140.00-150.00; 600-699 lbs., $131.00-146.50; 700-799 lbs., $128.50-136.00. L&M 2: 300-399 lbs., $161.00-176.00; 400-499 lbs., $116.00-148.50; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 10 FEEDER: Cattle (1175 head) Steers (375 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $140.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs., $145.00-173.00; 500-600 lbs., $150.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs., $139.00-156.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-146.00. M&L 2, 400-500 lbs., $125.00-147.00; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 3 FEEDER: Cattle (1097 head) Steers (336 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $152.00-168.00; 400-500 lbs., $158.00-170.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-170.00; 600-700 lbs., $143.50-156.00; 700-800 lbs., $128.00-137.50; 800-900 lbs., $115.00-122.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 16 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $169.00; 500-599 lbs., $152.00-162.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $148.00-151.00; 600-699 lbs., $139.00-147.00; 700-799 lbs., $127.50-140.00; 800-899 lbs., $124.00-132.00; 900-999 lbs., $112.50-119.00. L&M ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Sept. 12 FEEDER: Cattle (741 head) Steers (180 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $140.00-166.00; 400-500 lbs., $156.00-176.00; 500-600 lbs., $1500.00-171.50; 600-700 lbs., $130.00-150.00; 700-800 lbs., $120.00-133.00; 800-900 lbs., $130.00-133.50; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 2 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $162.00-170.00; 500-599 lbs., $150.00-160.00; 600-699 lbs., $139.50. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $141.00; 500-599 lbs., $138.00-141.00; 700-799 lbs., $108.00-127.00; 800-899 lbs., $109.00-128.50; 900-999 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 26 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $160.00-165.00; 500-599 lbs., $149.00-165.00; 600-699 lbs., $137.00-144.00; 700-799 lbs., $136.00-142.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $145.00; 500-599 lbs., $127.00-150.00; 600-699 lbs., $120.00-140.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Woodstock girl enters four animals in county fair

Lindsey Hamrick, 15, of Woodstock, is bringing four animals to the Shenandoah County Fair: two wethers, a steer calf and a heifer calf. She’s been showing goats for the past six years, and cattle for the last two, and even though she is somewhat experienced, there are still things she’s ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Aug. 22 FEEDER: Cattle (484 head) Steers (93 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $145.00-169.00; 400-500 lbs., $129.00-143.00; 500-600 lbs., $136.00-148.00; 600-00 lbs., $129.00-144.00; 700-800 lbs., $120.00-139.00. M&L 2, 400-500 lbs., $120.00-137.00; ...

Livestock Report: Aug. 18

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 12 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $164.50-171.00; 400-499 lbs., $164.00-171.00; 500-599 lbs., $157.00-166.00; 600-699 lbs., $147.00-156.00; 700-799 lbs., $135.00-140.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $151.00-154.00; 500-599 lbs., $136.00-157.00; ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 5 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $170.00-163.00; 500-599 lbs., $158.00-161.00; 600-699 lbs., $130.00-153.00; 900-999 lbs., $140.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $153.00-162.50; 500-599 lbs., $154.00-161.00; 600-699 lbs., $135.50-153.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Commonwealth celebrates Virginia’s farm markets

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared that this week is  “Virginia Farmers’ Market Week.” “When working to address local hunger and nutrition problems, Virginia farmers’ markets are a great resource,” Basil Gooden, state Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, noted in a news release. ...